Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 11th Jan 2006 18:06 UTC
Apple "Today Apple announced the MacBook Pro. It has quite a few changes compared to the previous PowerBook. For one, it uses an Intel Core Duo (formally known as Yonah) chip. This is a dual core processor and no, unlike what Steve Jobs stated, this does not have two processors. This will help a lot with responsiveness. I've been dreaming of a dual core laptop for quite a while. However, the realization of my dream coupled with the changes seen makes me cry", writes Unsanity. UPDATE: Windows XP won't run on the new Intel Macs because of EFI. Vista is supposed to work though.
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RE[2]: hmm
by modmans2ndcoming on Wed 11th Jan 2006 19:10 UTC in reply to "RE: hmm"
modmans2ndcoming
Member since:
2005-11-09

Oh, (since I cannot edit anymore)

Who gives a flip about Dual layer burning? Blue-Ray will be out for Optical drives in 6 months and all things DVD will be obsolete for data.

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RE[3]: hmm
by mini-me on Wed 11th Jan 2006 19:39 in reply to "RE[2]: hmm"
mini-me Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't think apple will touch blue-ray or HD-DVD with a 10 foot pole unless there is a standard chosen. Apple happily stayed out of the DVD wars until DVD-R became more prominent... now look at all the people stuck with DVD-RAM because they did not wait. it is an early adopter dilemma, but I think that apple will go with whichever format has the widest market penetration

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RE[4]: hmm
by pxa270 on Wed 11th Jan 2006 20:04 in reply to "RE[3]: hmm"
pxa270 Member since:
2006-01-08


I don't think apple will touch blue-ray or HD-DVD with a 10 foot pole unless there is a standard chosen. Apple happily stayed out of the DVD wars until DVD-R became more prominent...


Are you joking? Apple shipped many early G4 desktops with DVD-RAM. Later they held on to just DVD-R for a long time while the majority of PCs came with +/- drives.

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RE[4]: hmm
by Ben2040 on Wed 11th Jan 2006 22:48 in reply to "RE[3]: hmm"
Ben2040 Member since:
2005-06-29

"now look at all the people stuck with DVD-RAM because they did not wait.

LOL!

You're joking, right?

Stuck?? I'm happier with my RAM drive than with my multi burner, as it gets used everyday. Why would you want to use discs that require "burning" when you can use RAM carts that just work like removable storage....

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RE[4]: hmm
by abraxas on Thu 12th Jan 2006 15:41 in reply to "RE[3]: hmm"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

I don't think apple will touch blue-ray or HD-DVD with a 10 foot pole unless there is a standard chosen. Apple happily stayed out of the DVD wars until DVD-R became more prominent... now look at all the people stuck with DVD-RAM because they did not wait. it is an early adopter dilemma, but I think that apple will go with whichever format has the widest market penetration

DVD-R is NOT more prominent. DVD+Rs are at this point. ALl burners now support +R and have for a while now. More media is being sold in the +R format.

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RE[3]: hmm
by mallard on Wed 11th Jan 2006 23:45 in reply to "RE[2]: hmm"
mallard Member since:
2006-01-06

It will be years before Blu-Ray or HD-DVD will make DVD obsolete.
Most software is still distributed on CD!

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RE[4]: hmm
by modmans2ndcoming on Thu 12th Jan 2006 01:14 in reply to "RE[3]: hmm"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

Obsolete meaning why use it for storage?

DL disks are no better than SL dvds, the only plus is the capacity, but that will get blown away by BR and HDDVD.... so why bother with it.

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